Just when i thought they couldn’t get any better – Holy Amazeballs!!!! – Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and Rosetta

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:From the ESA/Rosetta website:

“For those of you interested in some additional technical details, the two images combined to make this “HDR” version were both 10-bit raw images from one of the seven cameras in CIVA-P, with integration times of 128 milliseconds and 1549 milliseconds.

These were combined using the LR/Enfuse plug-in in Lightroom, with some additional tweaking of the overall balance afterwards.

Even with the longer integration time, the scene was very dark and, apart from the saturated highlights (which were then filled in by the short exposure), most of the image was down in the lowest few bits. That explains why there’s some slight banding in places, particularly in the lens flare around the stem of the solar array.

Keep in mind, by the way, that you’re seeing the backside of the array, not the side with the solar panels themselves.”

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